Top things to do in Spring

  1. Watch out for the fabulous, rolling display flight of lapwings
  2. Keep your eyes on the hillside for circling buzzards
  3. Redshanks like to stand on fenceposts at this time of year. How many can you see?

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Reed warblers will still be singing their chuntering song amongst the reeds beside the river
  2. Cattle are grazing on the marsh. See if you can spot the big bull!
  3. There will be lots of baby ducks and geese on the river - shelducks, mallards and Canada geese

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Let the train take the strain! Enjoy a circular walk from Manningtree station to Flatford
  2. Watch the gulls fly to roost on the estuary at dusk
  3. Dawn is the best time to see wildlife. Take an early morning walk

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Listen out for the whistling call of the wigeons...
  2. A sunset visit is a good time to see hunting barn owls
  3. Count the little grebes on the river near the White Bridge

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Other places to visit

Peacock nectaring on teasel

Flatford Wildlife Garden

Come and be inspired about gardening for wildlife in a beautiful setting

Calling redshank in meadow

Buckenham Marshes

A gentle walk with wide views across the marshes.

Thrift growing on the cliff tops, RSPB Troup Head nature reserve

Troup Head

Fantastic views with gorgeous gannets and a stunning seabird city

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